Dear Miriam Thanks so much for this information. But I'm on confused. I have a copy of my grandfather's (Patrick J Bowler) obituary and it states that his father was James and his mother was Mary (Cavenaugh). The way it was written it seemed like Bridget Kane in Ireland was his only liviing sibling in 1953. It only stated he was from County Kerry, that is why I was trying to narrow down exactly where in County Kerrry. I'm not sure if he was the only family member who immigrated to the US.I In the 1901 census it says James R was 39, Mary was 35, Richard was 12, Mary was 10, Patrick was 8, Bridget was 4 and Margaret was 1. It seems like in 1911, Patrick would have been 18 and I think I recall that's around the age he immigrated. If Bridget was 4 in 1901 she would have only been 14 in 1911. It's hard when you are researching because you don't know for sure if your looking at the right documents or not. The biggest connection I have is his parents names and the one sister from the obituary.
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Barbara BegleyMonday 19th August 2019, 09:47PM
HI Miriam - After thinking about it I understand that Cavanaugh and Kevane sound similiar. Unfortuanelty, I'm not aware of Patricks's parents or other siblings migrating. Patrick had passed on before I was born, but I don't recall meeting or any mention of his parents or siblings by my Grandmother or Mother. As far as I'm know Patrick migrated from Ireland and settled in Holyoke, Massachusetts (US). Also Patrick's children (including my mother) have been deceased for many years now. I really appreciate your help and will continue on with research! Thanks again Barbara Begley
Barbara BegleyThursday 22nd August 2019, 10:04AM